Some of these projects apply to those of you with home automation projects.
Like a DIY Aprilaire or RCS RS232 thermostat. Or even along the lines of an Elk Magic & Stargate project. Personally I want to control most of these projects with my Linux gateway (see the Elephant project on the site)
Here's a list of projects currently on
I'd like your feedback on which one I should start coding first or even just comments on your favourite project.
Almost all projects can be built with many variations, see the schematics for details.
Cricket Communicating Thermostat (currently the most popular) RS232 or RS485 operation 2 Digit LED with 8 zone status 16x2 LCD display 4 pushbuttons Relay I2C thermostat iButton thermostat IR Receiver switch selectable addressing (I2C only) HVAC control zoneable operation
Ladybug Super I/O Controller (can be used as HVAC controller with Cricket) RS232 & RS485 operation additional secondary RS232 option Realtime clock with powerfail backup iButton support 4 switch or GP inputs (1 Analog or digital) 6 Relay outputs Open collector with PWM output can use high powered PIC18F2525 or standard 16F876A
Armadillo iButton / Keypad Door Lock with H-Bridge 12 button keypad iButton reader with LED 2 Status LEDs H-Bridge can drive small DC motor or two solenoids 1A max Clock calender option with battery backup 10yrs EEPROM upgrade for use as a hotel lock or chronolock remote 1wire lock request (can also be used a an open closed sensor) exit switch option buzzer
Owl iButton Five Zone Security System A simple to build project to demostrate what can be done with 6 I/O lines uses 1wire serial numbers DS2401 for zones (Armadillo lock can also be a zone) tamper switch and iButton reader Relay output 5 zone status LEDs 1 armed LED 1 alarm LED panic switch
Fox RS232 to RS485 with IR and iButton options can be powered from RS232 port uses DS1402D1 iButton reader defaults to 9600 baud, higher bauds do not support iButton / IR options
Panda RS485 Motor Controller uses L293 motor controller 4 switch inputs switch selectable address can also drive 4 relays (instead of motors) can also drive a stepper motor
Koloa Same as Panda but with 4 relays instead of L293 (not currently posted)
Yetti RS485 to Relay controller (simple)
Snake Digital Dice (pair of electronic dice) nice beginner project auto power off works great with a tilt switch
Zebra 6 Digit Charlieplexed RS485 clock with Relay & IR
On the drawing board Tug of war, a PIC12C508 two push buttons & 7 LEDs in a tug of war